Collen is a single parent who has lived on her own for six years. She is raising her 11-year old twin daughters on her own. As an independent contractor, Colleen ran into some financial difficulties when Covid-19 hit Colorado and businesses were shut down. During that time, Colleen took on small jobs to continue working
Your Donated Vehicle is a Single Mother's Miracle
Our Good Neighbor Garage Program supports single mothers on their road to self-sufficiency. By donating your vehicle, you can open a world of possibility for a woman in need and change the lives of an entire family.
By donating your car to the Hands of The Carpenter “Good Neighbor Garage” program, you provide hope through transportation, as we accept donations of cars and other vehicles as a way to provide for the reliable transportation needs of single moms and women in need in the Denver area.
Hands primarily serves single mothers in Jefferson County, CO. We are beginning to serve in Broomfield County and by mid-2021 hope to expand even further.
Hands of The Carpenter is a proud recipient of a gift form the 2021 Broncos Community Grant Program! We are honored to be recognized by such a prestigious organization for our work helping Denver-area single mothers get on the road to self-sufficiency. Go Broncos!
Here's How The Car Donation Program Works
Instead of selling it to a dealership or having it towed to a junkyard, donating it to the Hands of The Carpenter will ensure that you can benefit from a sizable tax deduction. More importantly, you will be making a positive impact on a single mother in your community.
Our 4-step process makes it easy for you to donate your unused vehicle:
STEP 1: TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAR
Fill out the online form here. Make sure that you have the keys and the title – we can walk you through the title signing process.
STEP 2: WE CONTACT YOU
We’ll contact you to arrange a drop-off time (we will arrange towing services, if necessary).
STEP 3: WE RECEIVE YOUR CAR
We’ll put your donated car to work helping a local single mother in need! A receipt for the donation is given right away, tax forms are sent out later.
STEP 4: THAT’S IT!
Wait 1-2 months to receive your tax-deductible receipt in the mail.
Ready to Donate?
Get started by telling us a bit about your vehicle!
Hands By The Numbers
Hands is Unique Among Car Donation Programs in Colorado
Unlike other car donation services, every time we receive a used car, the car itself or the proceeds (if sold) goes directly to a qualified beneficiary. There is no “middle” charitable foundation that we send the proceeds to - your donations go directly into the hands of single mothers in your community.
EASY & TRANSPARENT PROCESS
MAXIMIZE YOUR TAX DEDUCTION
We’re one of the few charities in Colorado which allows you to claim the full-market value of your donated car. There may also be a Colorado state tax deduction available to you as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many positive reasons to donate your car to a local charity like Hands of The Carpenter!
1. It’s basically hassle-free! No need to deal with posting online ads and setting up meetings with flaky, anonymous buyers.
2. Tax deductions! Vehicle donations can be deducted from your taxes. Get more info here.
3. Your old car may have a second life! Our first choice is always to repair a donated car and place it with a woman in need.
4. Help a neighbor! With Hands of The Carpenter, all vehicle donations contribute directly to supporting women in need in Jefferson County. Your vehicle donation will help a family get to school routinely or provide reliable transportation for getting to work or college classes.
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Candi’s vehicle placement was made possible by the wonderful folks at Family Tree, who referred her to Hands, and Galloway Company, Inc., who helped sponsor Candi’s placement. Thank you to both wonderful groups of folks for sharing the vision of organizations working together to provide hope, along with long lasting meaningful support in many more
Maria is a single mom, who supports her daughter Angelina on her own without any financial support. She works in the restaurant industry as a system/network administrator. As a single mother, it is a necessary for her to have a good running vehicle. Maria’s daughter is 17 years old and has doctor’s appointments that are